This week on Fíorscéal:
Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally. Among the first documentaries of the new season are:
Iron Heart 27.02.18 @ Midnight
At the age of 38 Elmar Sprink’s heart suddenly stopped. Resuscitation, intensive care unit and the life-saving heart transplant. On average, a heart transplant beats for 10 years. Elmar is making every effort to extend this period. The film will meet leading cardiac specialists and scientists. It will not only tell Elmar’s extraordinary fate, but also show how treatment methods for severe cardiac diseases are currently developing and what medical advances can be expected in the near future.
Megeti – Africa’s Lost Wolf 01.03.18 @ 10.30pm
This film tells the dramatic story of Megeti, a lone Ethiopian wolf who wanders across the highlands on a quest to find a new home after losing her pack and suddenly being left to fend for herself. For the young wolf to survive, it is vital that she finds a new family. This quest pushes her into foreign territory occupied by cattle breeders and other wolves. Combining a unique and intimate predator portrait, as well as widely unknown landscapes and high-end photography, this is a memorable film experience about an Africa rarely seen on TV.
Mystery of Yellowstone 08.03.18 @ 10.30pm
Yellowstone National Park is home to tens of thousands of elk; some stay within the park boundaries throughout the year while others form large herds to leave the high plateau with the onset of winter – and one of these herds is in severe trouble. Once containing over 19,000 animals, its numbers have plummeted by 80 percent in the last decade. The mysterious decline of the population sparks many theories. This documentary follows four researchers in their endeavour to solve this puzzle and piece together a more complete picture of a complex ecosystem.